Gardeners Diary

  1. Calendar of Events - April

    With Easter just around the corner, we have a look at the Gardening events happening around the country over Easter and during April. Throughout AprilNational Trust Easter Egg Hunts - various locationsThe National Trust have partnered with Cadbury to bring Easter Egg Trails to over 250 locations across the country. Throughout AprilBottle Feeding Read more...
  2. Winter is on its way

    Winter is definitely on its way - we've turned our heating on inside, nights and mornings are darker and everywhere you look leaves are falling rapidly. Don't neglect your plants during this period. Many tender ones need protecting from the winter gales, frost and freezing rains. Look no futher, William James have it covered. Here are our top jobs Read more...
  3. Gardening in October

    October With autumn in full swing, October is a month of chilly mornings, dark nights and Halloween! Remember that the clocks go back at the end of the month, so make sure you spend as much time as you can gardening in the sun because it will start getting darker a lot earlier soon.   Harvesting Make sure you harvest your pumpkins and Read more...
  4. Calendar of Events - March

    Has the sun made you think more about your garden? Have a look at our events around the country for inspiration Throughout March Camelia Festival, 10.30am – 4.00pm, Chiswick House The Camellias of Chiswick House are widely regarded as one of the finest Collections in the country. chgt.org.uk Throughout March Spring Spectacular, 12pm, Kew Read more...
  5. 7 Homemade Weed Killers

    If you need a cost effective way of keeping your garden weed free, then these remedies use things you can find around your house. 1. Boiling Water Boiling water is an extremely effective weed killer, even more effective than many of weed killers that can be bought in stores. All you need to do is heat up water until it is boiling then carefully Read more...
  6. Things To Do In Your Garden - March

    Spring is just around the corner: the days are getting longer, sunny days are becoming more frequent and many of you are tweeting pictures of your first bulbs appearing. March's jobs mainly consist of tidying up your garden, preparing the seedbeds and cutting back your winter shrubs - here are our experts tips: Plant snowdrops ready for Read more...
  7. Things To Do In Your Garden - April

    Easter marks the start of the serious growing season for many gardeners. Indoor sown seeds are well into their growth now, whilst many crops can be sown directly into the ground – just watch out for the inevitable ‘April Showers’. Here are our top tips for April Dig a layer of compost into your beds Plant chitted potatoes outside Read more...
  8. Calendar of Events - February

    There are always a variety of events happening around the country. See below our pick for this month Throughout FebruarySnowdrop Weekends, 11am – 4pm, Chippenham ParkSee a carpet of white in gardens of a listed House chippenhamgardens.co.uk 2nd FebruarySeedy Sunday, 10:30am – 4pm, Brighton Corn ExchangeUK's biggest and longest-running Read more...
  9. Things To do In Your Garden - February

    Winter is coming to an end now and you should really be thinking about getting ready for the spring season. Here are our expert’s ‘must-do’ jobs for February Prepare your vegetable beds for sowing seeds. Mix well-rotted manure and garden compost to improve the soil texture. Sharpen tools such as secateurs and loppers - blunt tools can Read more...

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